Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Unclaimed Property Representatives in Town Wednesday

     Walker County residents who think — or hope — they might have some money waiting in the state’s Unclaimed Property database can search the list at an event hosted by the Texas Comptroller’s office and…

  • Breaking News–Tish Humphrey Wins Recount

    The official results are in from the recount on the November 5th Ward #2 councilmember contest between incumbent Tish Humphrey and candidate Kendall Scudder. Tish Humphrey remains the winner with the same vote count–17 more…

  • Former TDCJ Escapee Dies

    Officials from TDCJ say an inmate, who escaped and evaded capture for a week in 2009, has died of apparent natural causes. Fifty-three-year-old Arcade Comeaux told officials in the Clements Unit in Amarillo that he…

  • House Fire on Sterling Chapel Road

    Thursday morning, Linda Zavertnik and three others survived a house fire at the home of Barbara Yeager. Ms. Yeager was in the hospital at the time of the blaze. Ms. Zavertnik is Barbara Yeager’s daughter.…

  • Heart Walk Saturday

    The Walker County Heart Walk is scheduled for nine Saturday morning at Bowers stadium. It’s free to the public with snack booths, games, music and other activities. Registration is at 8:30 tomorrow morning. The event…

  • Recount Today

    A recount of the vote for the Ward #2 council seat contest between incumbent Tish Humphrey and candidate Kendall Scudder was scheduled for  8 this morning by local officials.  It is not open to the…

  • Walker County Historical Commission Celebrates 50 Years

    The Walker County Historical Commission will celebrate thir 50th anniversary on Monday, November 18th. In 1963, the Texas legislature charged all judges and commissioners courts to appoint citizens to a survey committee to survey buildings,…

  • City to Canvass Votes Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council will meet at six this evening at City Hall to canvass the returns from the November 5th elections. Prior to the meeting, there will be a reception held for outgoing Councilmember…

  • CodeRED Test Today

    Walker County Public Safety Communications Center Director Les Metzler informs us that Huntsville and Walker County will be using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to call the entire community this afternoon. He says, “It’s going…

  • County Historical Commission Archivist James Patton on New Preservation Ordinance

    This week, the Huntsville City Council passed an Historic Preservation Ordinance. We asked Walker County Historical Commission Archivist and Director of the Gibbs-Powell Home, James Patton, about how the ordinance would help out . .…